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to undergo another surgery tomorrow. he was wounded in the blast. 11 -year old aaron hern of martinez, was along the race route , cheering on his mom at the time of the explosion. >> it is heartbreaking that we have to go off and we are not comfortable the we are going to be safe. and i know that president obama will help to try to take care of this for us. he is a bright, athletic cad. please servile sports and does a great in school. please -- several sports and his athletic-- >> >> pam: and tonight -- a community fund raiser was held in the bay area for the 11 year old boy and his family. another fund raiser is planned for saturday. kron four's jeff bush shows you what tonights fundraiser was like. and explains what >> reporter: martinez is a very close knit community. so, when the word went out that the hern family was right there in boston at the time when one of those bombs went off, the owners of the roxx restaurant, here on main street, sprung into action. let's take some video and show you what it looked like inside and you can see the tail end of this fundraiser dinner that
. the boy's father, alan hern -- is the varsity football coach of alhambra high school in martinez. and was in boston with his family. the boy's mother ran in the race. the family from martinez was close to the explosion. and coach hern's son was hit by some shrapnel. the alhambra high school principal released a statement. in part it says. quote -- the family is safe, and will return to martinez as soon as possible. please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. >> san francisco police are on high alert following the terror attack at the boston marathon. the f-b-i has assured san francisco police. there are no specific threats to san francisco. but patrol officers are still being asked to be extra vigilant in areas where large crowds gather. police say, the move is a safety precaution. they are asking the public to be especially alert and report any suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1. and -- in oakland tonight. police say, there is a more visible police presence at the golden state warriors game. as well as the a's game. kron four's scott rates shows u
their security plans. >>> we're also learning more today about a 12-year-old boy from martinez who is among those injured in the boston marathon bombings. family members say aaron hearn was hit in the thigh by some of that that prap fell -- sh rappel we have -- shrapnel we've been talking about. sal castanedo has more about this. >> reporter: the hearn family is well-known in martinez. the father is a football coach. his children go to the local public schools. 12-year-old aaron hearn of martinez was one of the people hurt yesterday in the boston marathon attacks. his family says his injuries are serious but he's expected to survive. hearn who attends junior high is son of allen hearn. allen hearn is an alumy and p.e. teacher. today, the alhambra principal said before the race, the coach spoke of the excitement about his wife and the marathon. >> they were very excited that katherine qualified and allen and their friend went out to support them. >> reporter: the principal said she was removed to hear the coach and his wife and daughters were okay and is glad to know aaron's injuries are not life-
is 11-year-old aaron hern of ma -- of martinez. the community came together in force to support him and his family. abc news reporter john alston is live at a restaurant where thousands of dollars were raised. john? >> carolyn, the hern family was supposed to return to martinez today after their trip to boston. because of what happened people i'm went to the cafe to make what happened a little easier. they ate pasta and salad at $5 a plate, but donated much more. it was put together by rocks on main whose grandchildren go to school with the injured child. >> it was senseless to go on facebook every day about the clam chowder when this hit so close to home. >> reporter: aaron hern was waiting for his mother to cross the finish line when shrapnal tore into his thigh. friends and strangers of martinez wanted to help with expenses so they could stay with aaron. they raised $4500. >> they are in awe of how much the community has shown them the love and total come passion and support. >> our neighbors, our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place and everybody has been o
. >> among the injured 11-year-old martinez boy. we have more on his condition in just a moment. but first here's marsie in boston. >>reporter: first explosion went off near the finish line near the boston mile an hour thon. 4 hours into the race. seconds later another explosion nearby. >> i literally saw the garbage bar relevant explode flash fire smoke and ran inside as fast as i could. >>reporter: chaos followed. smoke filled the air debris and blood covered the streets with injured people everywhere. those who could ran for cover. >> cowardly act will not be taken in strid. we'll turn every rock over to fine the people who are responsible for this. >>reporter: police send emergency scaw scramble to taken to the wounded. many transported from the scene in wheelchair and on stretchers. >> i saw one guy legs gone at the knees. some ankle and feet missing. shrapnel wound on people at the side of the head. >>reporter: local officials find out who is responsible for this cash annual. >> it is a criminal investigation that is has potential is a potential terrorist investigation. >>re
in martinez and was in boston with his family. the boy's mother ran in the race. the family from martinez was close to the explosion and coach hern son was hit by some shrapnel. the principal released a statement in part it says " the family is safe, and we will return to martinez as soon as possible. please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. >> and stay with kron 4 as we continue to bring you the latest information on the boston marathon attack. we will provide updates all morning here on the kron 4 morning news as well as our 24/7 channel comcast 193. you can also find latest aggression on our web site. kron4.com. as well as our face book and twitter feeds. >> here is erica with a look at our bay area weather. >> you will notice temperatures and little cooler as you wake up this morning. vallejo in the upper '30's. 49 in oakland. futurecast 4 tracking the wind for today. we will not see any advisories. we are short of advisory levels breezy conditions. wind up to 50 mi. an hour in oakland. 74 fremont. this will continue into the evening hours. it will be
martinez in 30 minutes. >> bay area woman was among many who ran in boston marathon finishing 45 minutes before the explosion and went to her hotel and there was talk of another possible explosive device. >> people are afraid to go upstairs because it is more than 25 stories and we just got word that they found another explosive device in a different hotel so the hotel starts -- starts taking people in. it was very somber. and upsetting, really, because it just went from being an amazing and exciting and positive day to, like, heartbreaking. >> april did not find out about the bombings until she got text messages and facebook questions about it from her friends. >> a recent poll shows the majority of americans are still worried a great deal about the possibility of a future terror attack. in a march poll 63 percent of americans say they are worried about an attack. a few polls taken in january found that 71 percent of americans say defending the united states from terrorist attacks should be a top priority for president obama. the issue of national security has been a top priority for at
. >> among the victims is an 11-year-old boy from martinez badly wounded by shrapnel. he was in boston to watch his mother cross the finish line. tonight he's in the hospital where he's expected to stay for at least a week. 7 news reporter is live in martinez where word quickly spread. >> aaron is sixth grader here. 12 years old in just a couple of weeks. family friends here have been getting calls and e-mails from boston screening what happened to aaron. >> he was waiting for his mom to go through the finish line. to take pingt of her and then shortly before she got there the bomb went off. >> 11-year-old aaron was in the middle the chaos severely wounded by shrapnel that dug to the bone in his thigh and hip. father was near by on reviewing stand and aaron at street level waiting for his mother who was a few hundred yards from finishing the race. >> dad up on the bleachers loo looking down l and crowd got chaotic and if he found him laying down. >>reporter: paramedic apply tourniquet. horrifying situation grew even worse when aaron father wasn't allowed to ride along in the ambula
. >>> the marathon brought dozens of runners from across the bay area to boston. among the athletes a martinez woman whose 11-year-old son was injured in the blast and is now recovering after emergency surgery. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is live in martinez. jodi, you spoke with friends of the family? >> reporter: i did, janelle. everyone here is stunned and heart broken about what happened to this little boy. aaron and his family are well known here in martinez. his father is a high school football coach here, his mother is the former manager of the county's emergency alert system. their trip to boston was supposed to be a family adventure. instead it's turned into a nightmare. >> it's hard for me to wrap around this, to be truthful. >> reporter: katherine hern says the past day has been a whirlwind. her 11-year-old grandson, aaron, remains in intensive care in boston after getting hit by shrapnel yesterday as he waited to see his mother cross the finish line. >> they're just kind of stabilizing him and will go back in tomorrow and finish taking care of the shrapnel injury. >> she says hearn, hi
victims is from here in the bay area, the 11-year-old boy from martin martinez just watched his mother finish the race and now he is in intensive care. we are live at the high school where fellow students taking action to help. >> they are. they are mindful of the overall tragedy of what happened in boston and those who lost their life. you can see out here they have the flags at half staff at martinez junior while. inside, they are thing about and talking about their classmate. >> the 11-year-old will not run to school any time soon. his mom said on her facebook page he still needs about seven to ten days in the hospital. the administration and parents at martinez junior hire are doing their best to comfort his classmates. >> he said that he is sad and my nephew is good friends with him and three was very upset so the kids are having a hard time with it. as are the parents. >> he was waiting for his mom to finish the week when the bomb when off. shrapnel has piercedly eye and hip and leg. he has had surgery. a team is on campus and the administration is doing what they can to spread t
injury. aaron is a sixth grader at martinez junior high school where flags are flying at half staff. the students and staff are doing what they can to help a family. in one class they're raising donations putting them in a jar. the entire family is well known in this martinez community. aaron's father attended the high school where he is now a teacher and aaron's mother also teaches there. students signed cards for aaron. and his father told me by phone that his son should make a full recovery. >> i am still angry. but when he's on the ground and he has debris on him, it's not something that you expect. it's like being in a war zone, a combat zone. and he's 11 years old and there's a kid next to him that's eight, he's down on the ground and he doesn't look good. >> they did the preliminary clean up where the shrapnel hit him. he had debris that gave him abrasions. they did that kind of work and today they're kind of stabilizing him. >> reporter: erin could return after another surgery tomorrow. this city will give him a heros welcome you can bet. that's around his 12th birthday whic
to help a young victim of the bombing. anne makovec is in martinez, home of a 12-year-old still in the hospital in boston. >> reporter: aaron hern 12 years old still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. he is heavily sedated. he has a tube down his throat but he is doing okay. his mother posted an update on facebook last night saying that aaron has opened his eyes a couple of times and that he is communicating with nods that he is okay and comfortable but getting frustrated obviously with his lack of ability to communicate. so they are trying to keep him calm and rested. he is due for another surgery today. aaron went to boston with his family to cheer on his mom catherine as she ran the marathon. he has shrapnel wounds to the legs and one is severe requiring more surgery possibly eventually skin grafts. they should know more at the end of the day today. people here in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. this restaurant, rocks on main in martinez, hosted a special dinner last night with all proceeds going to the hern family and they say they will d
. on a student visa, has been questioned. >> a 12 year-old boy from martinez was hurt in the boston marathon last. aaron hern was as the finish line to cheer on his mother, who was running in this year's race. kron4 will tran is live in martinez this morning with the latest on aaron's condition and reaction from friends and family. >> his mother even though she finished the race she stated that on a face but that has been a difficult time and that she wants to get back to her son who is an intensive care. if she will like to send out her thoughts and prayers and that her son will undergo surgery on wednesday and he will be in boston for another seven to 10 days. the doctors will a battle with the situation but it looks like he will not be returning back to the bay area for a few more weeks. here is a statement from the principle of the school. >> the the principles stated that it is a very difficult time and that the family is safe and they will try to return as quickly as possible and to keep your pulse and prayers' with them. >> while the mother took to facebook she stated that her son was not
living their lives. live in boston abc 7 news. >> ama, thank you. >> an 11-year-old boy from martinez is a young bombing victim, injured as he watched his mother finish the race. laura martinez is live where a fund-raiser will be held. >> motional conversation with his grandmother. i heard time and again today martinez this is a small community and it rallies around those who have been hurt that. is the case here tonight this, restaurant rocks on main street is having a pasta feed for the hern family. we've talked with her grandmother who is shaken by all her family is going through in boston it was a long hall they took aaron way in the ambulance before the family could go with him. >> catherine is the grandmother of 11-year-old aaron hern who was hit by shrapnel waiting for his mother to cross the finish line monday afternoon. >> you know, his hair was sinked he was that close. his, you know, his ear was red. and his eye was swollen. they did a clean up to where the shrapnel hit him he had other abrasions. >> she told us she and her daughter helped find the hospital because her skpa
-old aaron hern of ma -- of martinez. the community came together in force to support him and his family. abc news reporter john alston is live at a restaurant where thousands of dollars were raised. john? >> carolyn, the hern family was supposed to return to martinez today after their trip to boston. because of what happened people i'm went to the cafe to make what happened a little easier. they ate pasta and salad at $5 a plate, but donated much more. it was put together by rocks on main whose grandchildren go to school with the injured child. >> it was senseless to go on facebook every day about the clam chowder when this hit so close to home. >> reporter: aaron hern was waiting for his mother to cross the finish line when shrapnal tore into his thigh. friends and strangers of martinez wanted to help with expenses so they could stay with aaron. they raised $4500. >> they are in awe of how much the community has shown them the love and total come passion and support. >> our neighbors, our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place and everybody has been overwhelming. >> they
support his family and also the neighbors in martinez. >> this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> the decision made by the senate today that left president obama very disappointed. >> and temperatures around the bay area soaring into the 70s today. especially around the north bay along with some breezy conditions. temperatures outside right now still 67 degrees in san jose, but if you thought today was warm, well, we have ahead in the seven-day forecast will make today actually feel somewhat cool. 80s coming our yeah as we approach the weekend. we'll take a look at that when we come right back. look at them kids. [ sigh ] they have no idea what it was like before u-verse high speed internet. yeah, you couldn't just stream movies to a device like that. one time, i had to wait half a day to watch a movie. you watched movies?! i was lucky if i could watch a show. show?! man, i was happy to see a sneezing panda clip! trevor, have you eaten today? you sound a little grumpy. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high speed internet. reth
to improve in a boston hospital. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in martinez where the community is trying to help the young bombing victim. >> reporter: we are talking about 12-year-old aaron hern. he is still in intensive care at boston children's hospital under sedation and his mother posted on facebook last night that he is doing all right relatively speaking. she says the 12-year-old mass opened his eyes a couple of times and has communicated with nods and that he is okay and comfortable but getting frustrated with his lack of ability to communicate so they are trying to keep him calm and rested. he is due for another surgery today. aaron had gone to boston with his family to cheer on his mom catherine as she ran the marathon and he has shrapnel wounds to his legs, one severe requiring more surgery possibly eventually skin grafts. people here in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. rocks on maine a restaurant here in martinez hosted a special dinner with all proceeds going to the hens and they say they will do this every tuesday until the family comes home with all p
is in martinez home of a 12-year- old who is still in a hospital over in boston. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. aaron hern is still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. but he is going to live. his mother posted an facebook last night saying -- on facebook last night saying the 12-year-old communicated with nods that he is okay and comfortable but frustrated without the ability to communicate. he is due for another surgery today. he went to boston to cheer his mother as she ran the marathon. he now has shrapnel wounds to the legs. one is severe and will require more surgery and possibly even skin grafts. people here in the bay area are rallying around aaron and his family. the restaurant rocks on main in martinez hosted a special dinner also night with all the proceeds going to the hern family and say they will do it every tuesday until the family comes home. >> i'm here to support the family and this wonderful community we live in. we have amazing people here and everybody is rallying together to make sure that the herns are taken care of. >> reporter:
for the family of the martinez boy who was injured in the explosion. friends and neighbors are coming together to raise money to help the boy's family. our news reporter is live in martinez with more. >> good morning, it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for an 11-year-old aaron herned government is no different starting this morning, mountain mike pizza will raise money to help the family with expenses. last night a fundraiser raised $4,000 offering a pasta dinner at $5 a plate. the owners' grasped -- grandchildren go do school with aaron hern. slap them from the blast tore into his thigh. he is in children's hospital in boston. friends and family and total strangers wanted to help and they did. >> i talk on facebook about the sandwich special and this hit so close to home. >> we appreciate our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place here in the past few days and everyone has been overwhelmingly gracious and kind to us all. >> his grandmother says the family will be in boston at least for another week and will undergo surgery again today. he is respon
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an unknown grave, unknown person. >> reporter: benny martinez is the chief deputy of brooks county, texas, 75 miles north of the border. last year officials there found the corpses of 129 immigrants who died after crossing the border. martinez fears immigration reform will spark even more illegal border crossings. >> it has to -- it just makes sense. it will increase the volume of people coming across. >> reporter: elsewhere in southern arizona, nbc news hid motion sensitive cameras and recorded these images of drug smugglers crossing private land. it is a concern for this arizona rancher and mother, who would only speak with her face hidden and who says smugglers routinely cross her land. she argues immigration reform cannot begin without first securing the border. >> i would say that's definitely not secure. at all. and until you can stop that, really any talks about anything else is just a waste of time. >> reporter: but another view is that a comprehensive immigration agreement could actually help secure the border, by reducing the undocumented immigrant flow. >> they're crossing the nort
a traumatic experience. this whole community here in martinez, a lot of people are praying for the 23578ly. the boys -- family. the boys father is a coach his mom happens to be the emergency planning coordinator for contra costa county they went to boston as a family to celebrate. >>> 12-year-old aaron hern of martinez was cheering on his mom at the end of her race when the bomb went off his mother, is okay but aaron took shrapnel in his thigh. >> he is okay, please everyone just have your prayers open. >> reporter: family friend said aaron is in the hospital in boston surrounded by parent and friends. >> they were at the finish line, to congratulate katherine, so they were right there in the center of it. >> reporter: he knows the family through the kiwanis club. >> aaron is through his surgery and he is going to be okay. he has to remain in hospital for a few more days but he is going to be okay. >> reporter: she has been getting updates from aaron's mom including one tonight saying he suffered many lacerations many of which were super official except for one. aaron will need yet another
of the many injured is a by from martinez watching his mother in the race. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at his school at martinez junior high school. >> new updates? >> he is doing okay. he has gone through surgery. no word, though, when he will return home to his school. he is in boston's children's hospital. the 11-year-old was at the finish line with his dad to watch his mother finish the race. he was severely wounded by shrapnel that pierced his leg and thigh and hip. his mother was a few hundred yards away when the bomb went off. he was on the bleachers looking down and the crowd got chaotic...he found him laying down. >> friends say they immediately thought of the family when the bomb went off and say he was so excited about this trip. making the situation even more stressful, friends say that his dad was not allowed to ride in the ambulance with him so for a while his parents didn't know what hospital he was in. they have found him at bought's childrens, he had surgery and we are told that his injuries are not life threatening. reporting live from martin news for abc7 new
. inside, a 12 -year-old aaron herr martinez continues to improve. according to his parents he has one particular one that is quite severe and he will have to undergo surgery tomorrow. but his progress is good and evil figure in boston to recuperate. meanwhile, a memorial to the blast victims continues to grow. people showed up with candles, signs and stuffed animals and balloons. no mac to try to show their respects, but even show that they care, with signs saying, boston be strong in boston will survive. people also rendered one young boston boy who, at eight years old lost his life in a horrible attack yesterday. he did not survive, and the entire community and country is feeling the pain tonight. >> what once seemed to be a something we watched in the distance or television, this comes too close to home. >> tonight, people remember eight -year-old martin richard. the boston boy was at the finish line with his family cheering on his father when the bombs went off. >>> his mother and younger sister were also hurt. >> he would try to make a sad moment it's a funny moment and then he w
. friends and strangers of martinez wanted to help with expenses so they could stay with aaron. they raised $4500. >> they are in awe of how much the community has shown them the love and total come passion and support. >> our neighbors, our great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place and everybody has been overwhelming. >> they are trying to raise money where aaron is a 6th grader. >> it is a little unsettling because it is not every day you hear about somebody you kind of though or have seen around school and they are in the hospital and in surgery. >> aaron remains sedated in intensive care. he is scheduled to have surgery again tomorrow. his family will probably be in boston for at least another week. live in martinez, john alston, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> ama dates is in boston tonight covering the bombing firsthand for us there. today she spoke with aaron's father about the attack and how his young son is doing. >> aaron hern is is an athletic and energetic 11-year-old. tonight he is sedated in children's hospital boston. he was with his dad, alan and little sister
a family from martinez. 11-year-old aaron hern is in icu tonight as the doctors are stabilizing him for surgery tomorrow. he was just six feet from one of the blasts. waiting for his mother to cross the finish line. aaron's grandmother he said that things were so chaotic the ambulance took him away before the parents could process what had happened. >> after all that 26 miles, kathryn ran, they had to walk from hospital to hospital to try to find aaron, because they didn't know where he was. >> aaron's classmates and teachers in martinez junior high school started a collection to help the family pay for medical expenses. a neighborhood family is planning a fundraiser for this coming saturday. his father, is the football coach at the local high school. we invite you to stay here for more reports on the rapidly changing story. we will have more on the morning show, beginning at 4:30 a.m. you can visit the website, for updates. >>> $250,000 if you know who is behind the massive cell phone outage. someone cut fiber optic cables, less than a mile away, someone fired a rifle at a p&ge sta
them. thank you. >> it is 4:32. a martinez boy injured in the bombings is making progress in the hospital. the mother of the 11-year-old aaron hern says he has opened his eyes and communicating with head nods. he was in boston to watch his mom cross the finish line when the bomb exploded. his leg was hit by shrapnel and support for aaron hern is growing with mountain mike's pizza in martinez will donate 30 percent of the sales through sunday to help the family. if you would like to show your support for aaron hern you can by sharing this "get well soon badge" on facebook getting the back by going to facebook.com/abc 7 news and stay with abc7 news for the latest developments on the bombings. our news reporter and anchor will join us live from boston with a slide show with the most touching images and moments of courage on the web site abc7news.com. >> happening now san francisco authorities are on the look out for one escapee from a juvenile facility. officials say there was a break out at 10:00 at the youth guidance center. officers searched throughout the night. they have
. >> the community is rallying behind his family. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern who is recovering at this hour in boston. this restaurant, one of three restaurants holding fundraisers for his family, i spoke with a family friend in boston who use aaron hern is making a strong recovery. >> aaron hern is making a good recovery after a traumatic 24 hours. family friend spoke to us by phone from boston. >> when he wakes up, he wants to know how the family s. >> the doctors at boston children's hospital will remove a breathing tube that prevented him from speaking. he is using an eye pad to communicate. >> he is a healthy strong boy. he is a swimmer, he is in great condition, a baseball player. so all of that is going beautifully and we are impressed with how felty he s. >> he was waiting for his mom to cross the finish line when shall knell from the first bomb blast tore into his thigh. an outpouring of support from family, friends and complete strangers. >> isn't martinez marvelous? fundraiser at this restaurant raised $4,000 last nigh
marathon. around the same time today, 11- year-old aaron hern from martinez hit by shrapnel had his second surgery. his family tells us it was successful. kara is rooting for aaron's full recovery. >> i didn't know that boy or his family, but the fact that he's from where i live, it's unfortunate. >> reporter: the martinez native says the tragedy of the marathon is connecting strangers in an unexpected way. >> i was going to play some patriotic music. >> reporter: this afternoon, crowds gathered at the federal courthouse in boston, after news spread that a suspect would be taken there. >> they were saying they had the suspects in custody. they would bring them in. now they're saying they're not. >> reporter: we called the fbi and the boston police to confirm if a suspect had been arrested. they declared that the rumor was false. still, there's a feeling of progress among the public. >> my family in california is like -- they want me to come home. but at the same time, it's like, i'm here in boston and i stand by the city. >> reporter: tonight, the herns are watching over aaron as he heals
of a 12-year-old from martinez and had to have surgery. >> reporter: his family is pretty well known here. his dad is the football coach here at the high school. his mother, who was running in the race, happens to be an emergency coordinator for contra costa county. the whole family was in boston for what was supposed to be a celebration. 12-year-old aaron hern of martinez was right there, cheering on his mom at the end of her race, when the bomb went off. his mother, cathryn hern, is okay. but aaron took shrapnel in his thigh. >> he's all right. he's doing okay. just please everyone have your prayers opened. >> reporter: aaron is in the hospital, surrounded by parents and friends. >> they were at the finish line to congratulate her, so they were just right there in the center of it. >> reporter: gaye knows the family through a club. >> he has to remain in the hospital for a few more days, but he is going to be okay. >> reporter: she's been getting updates from aaron's mom, including one that says the boy suffered many lacerations. aaron w
. >>> a 12-year-old boy from martinez is among the injured. the family said he remains in intensive care but he's due for more surgery tomorrow, the kid was cheering on his mom who ran the race. >> reporter: 12-year-old aaron hern was cheering on his mom at the end of the race when the bomb went off. his mother katherine hern is okay, but aaron took shrapnel in his thigh. >> he's all right. he's doing okay. please, everyone, have your prayers open, please. he needs all he can get. >> a family friend said aaron is in the hospital in boston surrounded by his parents and some friends. >> they were at the finish line to congratulate katherine, so they were just right there in the center of it. >> she knows the family through the kiwanis club. >> he's through surgery and has to remain in the hospital for a few days but he's going to be okay. >> she's been getting updates from his mom, including one tonight that said the boy suffered many lacerations, most of which were superficial, exempt for one. katherine hern said aaron will need another surgery on his thigh on wednesday. >> i feel like so
reporting live from washington for abc7 news. >> thank you. a martinez 6th grader waiting for his mom to cross the finish line is hospitalized involving after surgery to remove shrapnel. he'll probably be hospitalized from seven to ten days. his mother posted he is in intensive care and doctors are not issue of the extent of the damage to his leg. he was waiting for take a picture of his mother crossing the finish line when the first bomb went off. his dad was in the stands and found him laying on the ground amid the chaos. >> among the images from the boston bombings that are resonating across the nation is one of a runner knocked to the ground. you can see the power of the blast pushed this man to the ground. the 78-year-old from washington state said the explosion happened five feet away from him the. >> i got within 15 feet of the finish marker and a terrible explosion that was so loud it deafened everything. the shockwaves must have hit my body and my legs started going like noodles and i few i was going down. >> he got back up, though, and finished the race. he then walked b
was a little boy from martinez. john sasaki is live, you just spoke to his father about his injuries an how he is doing. >> reporter: i did talk to haren. he is the father of the 11-year- old from martinez. he told me his son is a strong kid who should make a full recovery. >> aaron is doing pretty well. he is stable right now. he's resting under sedation. he has a breathing tube in so they want to keep him sedated so he can tolerate that. that's a precaution right now. and just to give him a couple of days to recover a little bit. >> reporter: now aaron and his father and sister were in boston to watch his mother who ran in the boston marathon. right now by the way, we are at rocks on main. tonight they are having a fundraiser for the family for the hern family and it's things like this that has them appreciating their tight nit community. >> they are very fortunate because they were between the two blasts. >> reporter: her grandson aaron was between the two blasts. >> he had a lot of other abrasions. >> reporter: aaron and his family live in this martinez home. their neighbors is a photograp
of a martinez boy injured in the explosions. friends and neighbors are coming together to help raise money for the family to deal with their expenses. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard has more. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern and the family. custody no different, mountain mike's pizza will raise money to help the family with their expenses. 11-year-old aaron hern was waiting to his mom at finish line at the boston marathon and one of the bombs went off. shrapnel from the blast tore into his thigh, he remains hospitalized at children's hospital. friends and complete strangers have been organizing fundraisers for the family. last night, rocks on main raised $4,000 offering a pasta dinner for the family at $5 a plate. the owners' grandchild go to school with aaron hern. >> i go on facebook and talk about my specials of the day and this hits so close to home. >> they are great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place in the past few days. everyone has been overwhelmingly gracious and kind to us all. >> the grandmother
of bay area residents were there today. we go to martinez where the community is concerned about the family of the high school football coach. >> reporter: the high school football coach, alan hearn, is in boston with his wife and two young children. the hearn family was standing near the finish line when the bombs exploded and tonight young aaron hearn is in the hospital with shrapnel injuries. >> the shrapnel hit him in the thigh. >> gay knows a martinez family who is in a boston hospital tonight caring for their son. he was injured by shrapnel in the marathon bombing. >> they were at the finish line to congratulate katherine. so they were just right there in the center of it. >> reporter: she spent hours on line and on the phone today tracking down information about the hearn family. katherine hearn was running the marathon while family and friends from martinez cheered her on. this is hearn's facebook picture. but her celebration turned into an emergency when shrapnel from one explosion injured her son aaron hearn. the young boy was rushed to the hospital and into surgery wit
bombing victims is from here in the bay area, the 11-year-old boy from martin martinez just watched his mother finish the race and now he is in intensive care. we are live at the high school where fellow students taking action to help. >> they are. they are mindful of the overall tragedy of what happened in boston and those who lost their life. you can see out here they have the flags at half staff at martinez junior while. inside, they are thing about and talking about their classmate. >> the 11-year-old will not run to school any time soon. his mom said on her facebook page he still needs about seven to ten days in the hospital. the administration and parents at martinez junior hire are doing their best to comfort his classmates. >> he said that he is sad and my nephew is good friends with him and three was very upset so the kids are having a hard time with it. as are the parents. >> he was waiting for his mom to finish the week when the bomb when off. shrapnel has piercedly eye and hip and leg. he has had surgery. a team is on campus and the administration is doing what they can to s
of the youngest victims is an 11-year-old martinez boy. aaron hern underwent a second surgery today. >> his family tells abc 7 news doctors are optimistic about the wound and will hopefully remove a breathing tube said. his mother says he's starting to remember things when he wakes up. laura anthony joins us where there is huge community support for the family. laura? >> that is right. efforts continue to grow here in martinez. the restaurant behind me is one example of having a fund-raiser tonight throughout the week. people here are lining up to support the herns. a young aaron hern is recovering, the community is doing its part to help the family. mike started a fund raise today for the herns designed to help them with extra expenses and recovery. for next five days 30% of the proceeds from customers mentioning aaron will go to his family. >> we want to raise money for them. and we're a local business and want to help out local people in the community. >> so far, locals are rising to the occasion. >> why do you think it's important the community rally around this young man and family? >> try to
from the bay area flew to boston to participate in this marathon that included a martinez woman whose 11-year-old son was injured in the blast. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is live in martinez where she spoke with friends of the family. >> we're just trying to get through this. >> reporter: katherine hern is just trying to keep it together as her 11-year-old grandson, aaron, remains in intensive care in boston. aaron was hit by shrapnel monday as he waited for his mother to cross the boston marathon finish line. >> they are just kind of stabilizing him and will go back in tomorrow and finish taking care of the shrapnel injury. >> reporter: aaron was just six feet away from one of the blasts. his grandmother says he was so close, his hair was singed, and things were so chaotic, the ambulance took him away before his parents could process what had happened. >> after all that 26 miles, katherine ran, they had to walk from hospital to hospital to try to find aaron because they didn't know where he was. >> reporter: tonight aaron's classmates and teachers at martinez junior high school ar
. >> as we have been reporting this morning a two of your boy from martinez was hurt in that blast, he was at the finish line with his father cheering on his mother. >> instead of being at martine as junior high with the rest of his classmates this morning, you can see that children being dropped off instead he is in boston waking up in the intensive care unit. he was rushed to the hospital where he had cuts on his body. some of the strap " went through his skin and into his bones and that is why he had surgery. his mom sent his picture out and stayed up late last night. before going to bed she went to facebook and said thank you for all the thoughts and prayers, it looks like we'll be here for the next seven to 10 days. tomorrow aaron will have surgery again. that is why they have to monitor the situation. the family is well known throughout martinez, the father is not only a teacher at alhambra high school he is also the football coach. the mother kathryn was in boston and to run the marathon and getting close to the bears finish line according to family and friends. that is when aar
-old boy from martinez who was injured in the boston bombings. he's still in the hospital tonight. ktvu is in martinez with how the little boy is doing and also with how a local restaurant is helping out. >> reporter: frank we're at rocks at main where the owners held a fundraiser. they said starting tonight the proceeds from every tuesday will be donated to the boy and his family until they come home. a local blues rock band provided the entertainment, restaurant workers volunteered their time and donated their tips. >> i think it's awesome, thank you for coming in. >> reporter: co-owner roxanne cole says news of 11-year-old aaron hern's injury affected many in the community. >> yesterday was a difficult day for everyone. it hit home in the community. >> reporter: the owners tell me all of today's proceeds will go to the hern's family to go for expenses while aaron receives treatment. today over the phone, aaron's father says he is doing very well. >> he's doing well tonight, he is resting under sedation. he has a breathing tube in so they want him to rest and maintain that. >> he is r
-year-old boy from martinez who was injured in the boston bombings. he's still in the hospital tonight. ktvu is in martinez with how the little boy is doing and also with how a local restaurant is helping out. >> reporter: frank we're at rocks at main where the owners held a fundraiser. they said starting tonight the proceeds from every tuesday will be donated to the boy and his family until they come home. a local blues rock band provided the entertainment, restaurant workers volunteered their time and donated their tips. >> i think it's awesome, thank you for coming in. >> reporter: co-owner roxanne cole says news of 11-year-old aaron hern's injury affected many in the community. >> yesterday was a difficult day for everyone. it hit home in the community. >> reporter: the owners tell me all of today's proceeds will go to the hern's family to go for expenses while aaron receives treatment. today over the phone, aaron's father says he is doing very well. >> he's doing well tonight, he is resting under sedation. he has a breathing tube in so they want him to rest and maintain that. >> h
information. back to you. >>> a young victim from martinez is one step closer to home tonight. >> she under went a two-hour surgery today. she was hit by shrapnel by one of the bombs monday. >>> a battery apparently used as an ignition source to detonate one bomb is manufactured in california >> reporter: let me show you what we're talking about. this is the battery we're talking about they say is mostly used by hobby enthusiasts for radio controlled cars, the same nickel metal hydro chemistry you see in double a batteries. >> the company vice president's a shock when he checked the news. >> i was appalled when i saw this, this morning, once i saw the picture on the page i contacted the boston police department, as well as the fbi. >> he says the sub-c size the batteries are sold to hobbyists for remote control cars, accurate ail stores and online, in the united states and overseas. >> this is to bring joy to children, and to be used in such a terrible way is horrible. >> serial numbers are used to pinpoint the manufacture date. >> this connection to the boston attack has stunned the 80 emp
-year-old boy from martinez who was injured in the boston bombings. the mother of erin says he is recovering and his breathing tube has been removed. the next concern is possible infection. on monday erin was waiting for his mother to finish when the bombs went off a shot distance away. coming up, why a freemont company is learning to help bombing investigators,. >>> we are learning about the hill neighborhood which happened last night and police responded after a man called to say he stabbed his brother-in- law. they responded and the man came at them with a hammer. >> he came at the officers with the hammer raised and the officer defended himself. >> the suspect later died at the hospital and meanwhile the man who was stabbed remains in serious condition. >>> meanwhile, p.m. at the jewelry counterfled the scene in a and itnd tan camry, they to not have a description of that gunshots were fired. >>> yesterday the commute was off to a rough start, i hope it is a little bit better today. >>> it was a rough start but third and market are closed because of a suspicious package was
and businesses in martinez holding fundraisers for aaron hern's family. the hern family is very well known in this area. they have done a lot for the community. and now it's complete strangers who are asking, what can i do? >> the whole town is rallying around aaron and his family. >> reporter: the patrons have joined the effort to raise money for 11-year-old aaron hern and his family. aaron's leg was hit by a bomb shrapnel at the boston marathon finish line. his mother said he was back in surgery today and doctors are optimistic but he has a fever and the family is worried about infection. their friends and neighbors in martinez don't want them to worry about anything else. >> i just reached out to my community and said, you know, we have to help them. >> reporter: rocks on main raised $5,000 last night with donations still coming in. this weekend seven family owned restaurants will continue the effort. >> it's a small family oriented town. >> reporter: the herns are all about family. both teach at alhambra high where fundraisers are being organized as well as at martinez junior high wher
juan martinez really went after the defense's domestic violence expert. at one point he was able to get that expert to admit that the victim in the case, travis alexander, actually feared jodi. listen. >> isn't it true that mr. alexander was extremely afraid of the defendant, jodi arias, based on her stalking behavior? >> he was afraid of her, yes. >> earlier my colleague victor blackwell asked hln's jane velez-mitchell what she thought about this moment in the case. >> that was perhaps her greatest admission and she was talking about a message that travis alexander sent to a friend saying he was scared of jodedi because of her stalking. the defense expert said he couldn't have been that terrified of her because he continued to communicate with jodi arias and indeed he continued to have sex with jodi arias and who would have sex with their stalker, which is one of the many conundrums and ridles ri riddles of this case. >> we don't see this back and forth between the expert and attorney like we saw this week. >> do you want the truth of this? >> yes or no? >> mr. martinez. >> yes or no.
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to undergo a another surgery today. 11 year-old aaron hern martinez, was near the finish line, cheering on his mother who was running in the race, when he was caught in won the blast. he is in stable condition in the intensive care unit. back here in the bay area, his grandmother says she was shocked to learn what happened to her grandson. >> we are just tried to make the best of this. i know president obama will take care of this. here is a very bright and athletic child that plays football, baseball, and basketball. >> he is unstable condition and the family will remain in boston by his side as the undercover his surgery. the city of martina's is a close-knit community. >> when word went out that one of their own became victims of the boston marathon attack, they sprung into action. the owners of the i am roxx restaurant on main street held a fund- raiser dinner that was supported and promoted by the restaurant. if people from all from martinez came out to support the of hn family and to enjoy the meal. owners of the restaurant say that they stopped counting meals once it hit about 15
attack. >> aaron hern, 11-year-old from martinez standing by the finish line when the bombs went off. he was waiting for his mother to complete the race. the bombs went off and he took the worst of it. kristi smith has an update on his current condition including firsthand details coming from aaron's dad. >> reporter: students at martinez junior high are missing one of their own. frank's daughter shares a class with aaron hern. he tried to comfort her the best he could. >> this is life. things like this happen. there are good things and bad things in life. >> he suffered from shrapnel when the bomb exploded at the both marathon. he was there to cheer his mom on, katherine. his dad alan hern and on the "today" so. >> the bomb went off 15 feet from where i was. aaron and friends were much closer. >> reporter: that was when everything changed. fear, confusion, and then finding their son hurt. >> he was scared and obviously in pain. then some people came to help us pretty quickly. i'm not sure who they were. someone brought a tourniquet with a belt to help us. it wasn't bleeding heavily. it
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